Holy cow, did anyone else watch that USC/Notre Dame game? As bitter as the defeat was, man did we give them a scare or what? For those of you who didn't watch, the Irish was ahead until the final seconds of the game after keeping Leinart's passing game in check (we didn't do half bad holding Bush and White back, too), picking him twice (something that hasn't happened to Matt Leinart in several years), returning a punt for a TD, and playing super-smart offense. In fact, we played so well against "the no. 1 team in the country" that the AP poll didn't even knock us down any ranks for losing. Notre Dame: #9, baby!
Speaking of rankings, how 'bout them Red Raiders? In the top 10 for the first time since 1977! Welcome to the big time, Tech! Of course, on a sadder note, they're almost certainly gonna lose next week vs. the Longhorns, but the rest of the season is theirs to lose. Tech can beat OU and A&M this year, and if they do so without choking against any of the Big 12 doormats left on their schedule, then they stand a chance at scoring a serious bowl game this year (BCS, anyone?).
What I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around at this point in time is that Tech is poised to have a 1-loss season, while ND is #9 and unlikely to lose any more games. Tech and ND are side-by-side in the polls. Could there possibly be... a bowl game... between Texas Tech and Notre Dame?